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Alexander VI
(1431 - 1503) - Spain - Italy

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Alexander VI
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Don Rodrigo de Borja y Doms was born in Jàtiva, Spain. Paying a good amount of money, he was elected pope in 1492.

Bisexual, besides several young male lovers, from his lover Vannozza Catanei he had four children: Giovanni, Cesare, Lucrezia and Jofré.

His simoniac politic and scndalous behaviour was branded by Savonarola, a dominican friar of Florence, who during his homilies called him publicly - "simoniac, heretic and unfaithful". Alexander VI, annoyed, condemned Savonarola to the stake.

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